Saudi Arabia: We plan to grant visas to Iraqis in Baghdad over the next two months

Saudi Arabia: We plan to grant visas to Iraqis in Baghdad over the next two months

2019/4/3 15:36

Saudi Arabia - We plan to grant visas to Iraqis in Baghdad over the next two months[Follow-Wayne]
announced that Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, its intention during the next two months to grant visas to Iraqis from Baghdad, while noting that the source familiar with the Saudi delegation , which will visit Iraq today will sign a number of important agreements.
“The visit of the Saudi delegation to Baghdad today comes within the framework of joint coordination between the two countries at all levels, especially as the relations with Saudi Arabia are of importance in a way that is reflected in the interests of the two brotherly peoples,” Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad al-Sahaf as saying. “Saudi Arabia can play a role in the stage of investment and reconstruction in Iraq, and cooperation with multiple economic circles,” as he put it.

The first session of the Coordination Council between the two countries was held in the Saudi capital Riyadh in October 2017 under the auspices of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and former Prime Minister Haider Abadi.

According to the newspaper, the delegations will sign during the visit a number of important agreements, and the launch of a number of projects in several areas, especially economic and trade aspects.

According to the Saudi ambassador to Iraq Abdul Aziz al-Shammari, “Saudi-Iraqi relations are at their best at the moment,” adding that “the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council will be the start of a number of projects and the signing of various agreements.”

“In the next two months, we intend to grant visas to Iraqi brothers from Baghdad and officially open the Saudi consulate there,” he said.

The Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Council aims at enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries in all fields to new horizons and coordinating bilateral efforts to serve the interests of the two countries and ensure the protection of common interests and the development of their strategic partnership. The Council aims to encourage the exchange of technical and technical expertise between the two countries, In scientific research.

The Saudi delegation, which will visit Baghdad today, includes Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan, minister of culture, Abdul Rahman al-Fadhli, minister of environment, water and agriculture, Khaled al-Faleh, minister of energy and industry and mineral wealth, Hamad al-Sheikh, minister of education, Chairman of the General Authority for Public Transport, Abdul Rahman Al Harbi, Governor of the General Authority for Foreign Trade.

“A high-level Saudi delegation will arrive in Iraq on Wednesday,” Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said.